25+ Things You’ll Probably Want On Hand If You Have To Work From Home

16. A set of nonstick, reusable toaster oven bags so you can make grilled cheese and paninis for quick breakfasts and lunches at home instead of sending six messages to coworkers saying “Out for a walk!!” and spending $15 on a wilting salad.

Better yet, you can reheat french fries, pizza, and even mini tacos and get all of that glorious heat without making them all soggy from the microwave. Leftovers just got lit.

Promising review: “I get lazy and hate to heat up the stove for grilled cheese. I used old bread from the freezer and popped it in to try it — WOW, great grilled cheese. I buttered the outside and it was great!! Love these.” —Kulena

Get a 4-pack from Amazon for $6.99 or a 10-pack for $12.99.


17. Plus a bottle of Mike’s Hot Honey, so you can add a pinch of sweet and a kick of spice to WFH meals that might otherwise feel totally “blah.” (No offense to microwave pizza! She’s trying her best.)

Promising review:This is now a staple for my kitchen. How I cooked without it before, I’ll never know. Makes the best vinaigrette ever, quick pan sauces for pork, unexpected zip in dozens of dishes. Does it come in gallons? Have given it as hostess gifts several times and everyone gets hooked.” —Martha Ronemus

Get it from Amazon for $8.48.


18. A delightfully bendy desk lamp that not only charges right up with a USB cord, but will also serve as a port to charge your phone. Behold this glorious intersection of style and function!

It also comes with three different brightness settings, so you can adjust it as the light in your space changes throughout the day.

Promising review: “I could not believe the price for this, I love these gadgets. I didn’t even realize it had multiple light setting or that it was touch on and off. I just assumed it would be a cheap lamp with a simple purpose. It’s more than that. I am able to charge my phone while working and I don’t have to reach behind stuff to plug my charger in as it sits on my desk. The light has three settings and all are quite bright and the lamp itself bends if you need it to focus in on a specific spot. Got way more out of this than I would have expected.” —laura

Get it from Amazon for $13.94 (available in four colors).


19. A set of adhesive cable clips you can stick to your desk to keep your charging cables locked in one convenient place, so your desk doesn’t become a veritable jungle of cords that makes you wince every time you see it.

Promising review: “It was always a pain to reach down the side of my bed to reach my chargers, not to mention the wad of cables I’d have to sift through just to charge my phone. I finally searched for a solution and came across these. They’re great! They’re really easy to stick on and they stay in place. I haven’t had an issue of them falling off. Whenever I need to charge a device they’re right next to me, easy to reach and untangled. I definitely recommend!” —Nelis Perez

Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.97.


20. A miniature desk fan so you can keep cool without having to blast the AC through your entire space. Plus, all that cool air in your face will keep you energized and alert for all those Skype calls you gotta make at odd hours.

Promising review: “I bought this 4-inch table fan because my work area sometimes gets stuffy, and I just need a little air movement. It is BETTER than I expected — it is quiet, doesn’t take up much space, and recharges easily at a USB port. (It also comes in different colors — mine is turquoise.) if you’re looking for a small quiet fan, this is the one to get.” —Library Cat

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in four colors).


21. Plus a tiny (and adorable!!) cactus humidifier that operates on a USB cable, so you can keep the air in your work space cozy and hydrating while you conquer the 57 tabs open on your computer one by one.

Promising review: “I LOVE these little humidifiers! I bought my first one to use at my desk at work, because the air is so dry in the building, and it has been a godsend. Not only does it help keep my sinuses happier, but it looks great too. I bought a second one for my nightstand that I use while I sleep at night, and they both work perfectly.” —Selene Schneider

Get it from Amazon for $14.89 (available in five styles).


22. A chic, waterproof desk mat to tie your office space together and protect your desk from scuffs and blots. As an added bonus, all the colors are reversible, so you can change your desk vibe with the season.

Promising review: “It’s a really beautiful desk pad. I love that the colors are reversible. Right now loving the purple for winter, but will switch to the pink side in the summer. Makes my work desk look more colorful and pretty! It feels like a good quality mat. The stitches surrounding the border are sewn on evenly and not cheap-looking. The feel is soft but durable. When I unrolled the mat, it flattened out easily and nicely without any creases or having to put heavy weights on the corners to flatten it out (unlike another similar desk pad brand that I bought for my home desk). As for function, I like that it also acts as a mouse pad for my mouse. Writing on paper with it underneath is not a problem, writing still feels smooth. Overall I love this beautiful mat.” —Jessica

Get it from Amazon for $14.44 (available in six color combinations).


23. An adjustable foot hammock you can easily install under your desk to keep your feet elevated (and maybe help you resist the temptation of spending the *whole* day working from your bed).

Promising review: “I ordered this hammock because it was the only one I found that offered universal installation AND positive reviews. I attached it to the holes in my work desk that are for cords and cables. It works perfectly!! Bonus awesomeness: I have a pinched sciatic nerve, and using this hammock provides the perfect stretch for the piriformis muscle. If you’ve had sciatic pain, you know this muscle. It’s also inconspicuous under my desk, so it doesn’t draw attention when I’m using it.” —AuntieD

Get it from Amazon for $19.89.


24. A sneaky lil’ adhesive utensil drawer you can stick under any desk for easy access to your pencils and Post-its — an especially convenient solution if you’re not planning to *always* be WFH, and just want a quick fix for a vanity or cheap desk in the meantime.

ALSO, this might be an easy way to “hide” your phone from yourself if you find yourself getting distracted every time the group chat gets lit.

Promising review: “The adhesive is very strong, adheres to my desk perfectly. I figured it could eventually weaken due to the pop-out action; however that was not the case still as sturdy as the day I got it. I love it, and I recommend it to anyone who needs a small drawer to keep pens and small desk items in.” —niko

Get it from Amazon for $13.95.

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